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Troy S.
Fountain Valley, California
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With performance experience that includes working with the Disneyland Band and 10+ years of teaching experience (as of 2021) I am ready to help you get started, improve your technique, work on musicality, or prepare for an audition. Whatever you need!
About Troy S.

Troy S. is a freelance trumpet player located in Orange Country, California. He is a popular choice for Weddings, Musicals, Church Services, Concert Performances, and Special Events. As an educator, Troy has had the opportunity to serve as a Brass Caption-Head, Trumpet Section Instructor, and Guest Artist at various high schools in the Greater Los Angeles Area including Fountain Valley High School, Edison High School, Eleanore Roosevelt High School, Marina High School, Portola High School, and Troy High School. In addition, he is currently on the faculty of the Huntington Beach School of Music as the Trumpet Instructor. Troy especially enjoys teaching students at the High School level and has helped his students nurture a lifelong passion for music. As a performer, Troy has served as a member of the Disneyland Band and the Synesthesia Sinfonietta. In addition, he has appeared in various venues as a freelancer including: the Walt Disney Concert Hall, Segerstrom Concert Hall, L'église de la Madeleine, the Chateau de Chantilly, Bovard Auditorium, the Clayes Performing Arts Center Recital Hall, Meng Concert Hall, the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts, Ramo Recital Hall, the Reno Jazz Festival, the Newport Jazz Festival, and at the Disneyland Resort as well as many theaters, churches, and schools. Troy completed his Masters in Trumpet Performance at the University of Southern California under the instruction of Thomas Hooten and Jennifer Marotta. Prior to this, he completed a Bachelors in Trumpet Performance from California State University, Fullerton where he studied with Barry Perkins and Malcolm McNab. In addition, Troy has studied extensively with Rudy Arevalos. When not playing his trumpet Troy enjoys reading, cooking, solving puzzles, hiking, and writing biographical information in the third person. If you have any questions (even about availability) please contact Troy through the Takelessons form.

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Troy S.
Fountain Valley, California
Student Favorite
Student Favorite
Study with an experienced teacher and performer!
Student Favorite
Student Favorite
With performance experience that includes working with the Disneyland Band and 10+ years of teaching experience (as of 2021) I am ready to help you get started, improve your technique, work on musicality, or prepare for an audition. Whatever you need!
About Troy S.

Troy S. is a freelance trumpet player located in Orange Country, California. He is a popular choice for Weddings, Musicals, Church Services, Concert Performances, and Special Events. As an educator, Troy has had the opportunity to serve as a Brass Caption-Head, Trumpet Section Instructor, and Guest Artist at various high schools in the Greater Los Angeles Area including Fountain Valley High School, Edison High School, Eleanore Roosevelt High School, Marina High School, Portola High School, and Troy High School. In addition, he is currently on the faculty of the Huntington Beach School of Music as the Trumpet Instructor. Troy especially enjoys teaching students at the High School level and has helped his students nurture a lifelong passion for music. As a performer, Troy has served as a member of the Disneyland Band and the Synesthesia Sinfonietta. In addition, he has appeared in various venues as a freelancer including: the Walt Disney Concert Hall, Segerstrom Concert Hall, L'église de la Madeleine, the Chateau de Chantilly, Bovard Auditorium, the Clayes Performing Arts Center Recital Hall, Meng Concert Hall, the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts, Ramo Recital Hall, the Reno Jazz Festival, the Newport Jazz Festival, and at the Disneyland Resort as well as many theaters, churches, and schools. Troy completed his Masters in Trumpet Performance at the University of Southern California under the instruction of Thomas Hooten and Jennifer Marotta. Prior to this, he completed a Bachelors in Trumpet Performance from California State University, Fullerton where he studied with Barry Perkins and Malcolm McNab. In addition, Troy has studied extensively with Rudy Arevalos. When not playing his trumpet Troy enjoys reading, cooking, solving puzzles, hiking, and writing biographical information in the third person. If you have any questions (even about availability) please contact Troy through the Takelessons form.

Levels taught

Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since

Teaching since 2011

Education

MM Trumpet Performance

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 5+

Speaks

Speaks English

Speaks

Has background check

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Troy is an amazing trumpet teacher! My son really enjoys working with him, and he's now one of the more successful trumpet players in his band thanks to Troy.

Posted May 2, 2022
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Wow! I can't believe I'm already able to play scales and even a song! Thanks Troy - you are so clear, fun and helpful!

Posted Mar 22, 2022
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Troy helped introduce trumpet to my 11 year old daughter. She was very comfortable with him and really enjoyed the lessons!

Posted Feb 22, 2022
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Disneyland Band Member
Jan 2022 - Present
Walt Disney Company
Co-Principal Trumpet
Jan 2019 - Present
Synesthesia Sinfonietta
Private Music Instructor
Jan 2011 - Present
Freelance
Trumpet Player
Jan 2011 - Present
Freelance
Disneyland Band Member
Aug 2019 - Dec 2020
Walt Disney Company
MM Trumpet Performance
Aug 2017 - May 2019
USC
BM Trumpet Performance
Sep 2012 - Jun 2017
CSUF
English
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
CPR / First Aid
Jul 2015
American Red Cross
Performance Scholarship
Sep 2012
CSUF
American Federation of Musicians
Aug 2019
A labor union representing professional musicians in the United States and Canada. Founding in 1896 as the successor to the "National League of Musicians," the AFM is the largest organization in the world representing the interests of professional musicians.
Pi Kappa Lambda
May 2017
An American honor society for undergraduate students, graduate students, and professors of music. There are currently 205 active chapters and approximately 64,500 individual members.

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